Curses::UI::Dialog::Status(3) Create and manipulate status dialogs




use Curses::UI;
my $cui = new Curses::UI;
my $win = $cui->add('window_id', 'Window');
# The hard way.
# -------------
my $dialog = $win->add(
'mydialog', 'Dialog::Status',
-message => 'Hello, world!',
# The easy way (see Curses::UI documentation).
# --------------------------------------------
$cui->status( -message => 'Some message' );
# or even:
$cui->status( 'Some message' );


Curses::UI::Dialog::Status is not really a dialog, since the user has no way of interacting with it. It is merely a way of presenting status information to the user of your program.

See exampes/demo-Curses::UI::Dialog::Status in the distribution for a short demo.


  • -title < TEXT >

    Set the title of the dialog window to TEXT.

  • -message < TEXT >

    This option sets the initial message to show to TEXT.


  • new ( OPTIONS )
  • layout ( )
  • draw ( BOOLEAN )

    These are standard methods. See Curses::UI::Container for an explanation of these.

  • message ( TEXT )

    This method will update the message of the status dialog to TEXT. For this update to show, you will have to call the draw method of the progress dialog.


Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Maurice Makaay. All rights reserved.

Maintained by Marcus Thiesen ([email protected])

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